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sport rider mag - "exotics" comparo

latest issue of sport rider compares:
MV F4 1000S
Ducati 999S
Yamaha R1LE

oddly, the yammie wins the column tabulation for points, but 2 of the three riders pick the MV as the bike to have.

they rode buttonwillow, one of the shorter layouts (not the full track). the duc posted the fastest lap time, 1:08:060, with the F4 next @ 1:08:690, and the R1 last at 1:09:212.

btw, the F4 is FAST. it flat out kills the other two in straight line stuff. 1/4 mile was a 10.162, with the R1 next at a 10.256, duc last @ 10.416. and it also beat both in 60-80, and 80-100 roll ons.

they also LOVED the EBS (have to admit, i'm a fan of it too). said it works better than some actual slipper clutch units they've tried.

the F4 lost some points in the following areas: ergonomics (go figure), power delivery (can you say "sensitive to the right hand"), and instrument/controls (mirrors? what mirrors? they're elbow viewers...)

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No Aprilia RSVR Factory?! sacrilege!

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interesting comparo...
but, you can never take this "subjective magazine writer" stuff too seriously
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interesting comparo...
but, you can never take this "subjective magazine writer" stuff too seriously
as we all know
Very true, but out of the 3 bikes it's pretty much a no rainer as the Mv1000 is streets ahead in performance.
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No Aprilia RSVR Factory?! sacrilege!
Gotta agree, major ...maybe some advertising ass kissing involved there. ...and...





R1's...exoctic... must have missed that memo...I mean they're great bikes but exotic
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It "kills" the others in the quarter? The greatest margin is less than 3/10ths of a second, lets not get carried away, the other 2 bikes are great performers as well.

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I could see them maybe giving the win to the Duc because of the lap time, but definitely not the R1. Also given the fact that Ergonomics and mirrors are most likely not the swing vote when someone is considering a MV or Duc, nor should those factors carry the same weight as the engine or other major component. And lastly, the editors opinions pick the MV, I think thats what it boils down to in an italian exotic, its what you feel in the seat of your pants, not the numbers.....kinda like a hot woman....damn hard to handle and maintain, but when you go for a ride.....
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I suspect they were testing this R1 http://www.yamaha-motor.co.uk/produc...t/YZF-R1SP.jsp
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kinda like a hot woman....damn hard to handle and maintain, but when you go for a ride.....
Very well done, indeed.

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It "kills" the others in the quarter? The greatest margin is less than 3/10ths of a second, lets not get carried away, the other 2 bikes are great performers as well.

3/10ths of a second in the quarter is a lot.
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